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Jury selection under way in Spalding murder trial

Jury selection in the trial of brothers Scott Thomas Hollingshead and Christopher Michael Nix, the suspects in the murder of Brian Spalding, began Tuesday in Nevada County Superior Court.

Jury selection could take as long as two weeks; the trial has been estimated to last four weeks.

Hollingshead and Nix reportedly went to Spalding’s Banner Mountain residence on April 14, 2014, beat him and shot him several times in the upper torso. Spalding died at the scene of multiple blunt-force trauma.



The two men were indicted by a criminal grand jury in August 2014.

Nix faces charges of murder with special allegations of lying in wait, aiding murder and that a principal was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime, and a charge of shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, with a special allegation that a principal was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime.




Hollingshead is charged with murder with special allegations of lying in wait, intentional discharge of a firearm causing death or great bodily injury, and that a principal was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime, as well as shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, with special allegations of intentional discharge of a firearm causing death or great bodily injury and that a principal was armed with a firearm during the commission of the crime.


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